Job Submission

You can submit LuxRender Slave jobs from the Monitor, which can be used to reserve render nodes for distributed rendering. Note, you will need to manually configure/update your locally running LuxRender UI “network” queue to point to the correct, corresponding Deadline slaves or IP addresses, over an identical port number.


Submission Options

The general Deadline options are explained in the Job Submission documentation. The LuxSlave specific options are:

  • Maximum LC Slaves: The maximum number of Luxconsole Slaves to reserve for distributed rendering.
  • Port Number: Override the default Luxconsole Slave TCP port number of 18018 to use.
  • Threads: The number of threads to use. Specify 0 to use the same number of threads as there are CPUs.
  • Verbosity Level: The level of verbosity to use.

Plug-in Configuration

You can configure the LuxSlave plug-in settings from the Monitor. While in super user mode, select Tools -> Configure Plugins and select the LuxSlave plug-in from the list on the left.


Console Executables

  • Luxconsole Executable: The path to the luxconsole executable file used for rendering. Enter alternative paths on separate lines.

Luxconsole Slave Options

  • Write film to disk before transmitting: Write film to disk before transmitting.
  • Specify the cache directory to use: Specify the local cache directory to use instead of the default: local user’s temp directory.

Slave Process Handling

  • Handle Existing Slave Process: Either Do Nothing, FAIL on existing Slave process or KILL the existing Slave process if already running.

Slave Session Timeout

  • Slave Session Auto Timeout Enable: Enable to force Slave Session to be marked as complete after a Slave Session closes on a Deadline slave.
  • Slave Session Auto Timeout (Seconds): Slave Session minimum timeout before last closed Slave Session is marked as complete on Deadline slave (seconds).


Is Luxconsole DR Slave supported by Deadline?


Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known LuxSlave error messages and their meanings, as well as possible solutions. We want to keep this list as up to date as possible, so if you run into an error message that isn’t listed here, please email Deadline Support and let us know.

Currently, no error messages have been reported for this plug-in.